Sena Chadwick Aconcagua Valley 2014

Vina Sena

Sena Chadwick Aconcagua Valley
2014

$227.75

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13333891
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Not available
Country
Chile
Regulated designation
Denominación de origen (DO)
Region
Aconcagua
Subregion
Valle del Aconcagua, Panquehue
Varietal(s)
Cabenet Sauvignon 60 %
Carmenère 16 %
Malbec 11 %
Merlot 8 %
Petit Verdot 5 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
CORK-Natural
Winery's website

About this winery

Sena, is a signal of the world and the culmination of a vision shared by two families of wines who have joined their dreams and their efforts to give birth to the first wine Icon of Chile. In 1995, Napa Valley Industry Manager Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick of Vina Errazuriz kicked off the first strategic alliance of the Chilean wine industry to create a unique wine that captures the essence of grapes.

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Tasting notes

Deep ruby red with a crimson hue, Sena 2014 is an extremely complex wine that reveals a profound, layered and intense bouquet of red fruit including raspberry, red cherry combined with cedar, bay leaf, dill and subtle tobacco notes and a touch of anise, all framed by light aromas of cocoa and clove. The palate is rich, concentrated and full-bodied exhibiting abundant, youthful, yet supple tannins and a refined lingering finish.

Viticultural notes

Property owned by Mr. Eduardo Chadwick. Selection of grapes from the best vineyards of the Aconcagua Valley. The climate of the region can easily become very hot in the afternoon with fresh winds from the coast and cool nights. These differences in temperature results in a long maturation season and brings a great complexity of flavors to the grapes. All parcels are at an altitude ranging from 290 to 500 meters.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were harvested by hand at maturity and were gently pressed. The fermentation happens in thermo-regulated vats, at a temperature of 24 ° to 28 ° Celsius with daily pumping over, and a part of the must (6%) was fermented in one year barrels . After 14 to 27 days of maceration, the wine is transferred to 75% new French casks to complete the malolactic fermentation. The wine then stays in barrels for a period of 22 months before bottling and further refinement of 12 months in bottles.

Press reviews

Snow

- 97 points-

James Suckling, May 2016

Complex aromas of blueberry, rose petal, licorice, and currant. Full body, ultra fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Balanced and very refined. A wonderful purity and beauty. Give it three to four years to come together but already a beauty.

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Snow

- 95 points-

Luis Gutiérrez, April 28

The different grapes are carefully fermented separately and with different regimes of maceration and extraction but always looking for elegance within the natural power of the zone. The final blend was transferred to French oak barrels, 67% of them new (a percentage that seems to be slowly going down), for the élevage of 22 months. This time, some 5% of the volume carried out its aging in new Stockinger foudres. (...)

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